1. Dedio.ati.oii-- ■ • Joseph Donovan
2. In Memoriam Joseph Donovan
4. Class Poem Elizabeth Evans
5. Class Biographies J. Donovan and A. Franz
6. Valedictory -Florence Balkus
7. Salutatory Lillian Babineau
8. Essay: Can We Avert War? Waldo Whitney
9. Class History -Staff
10. Class Prophecy Joseph Donovan
11. Class Will --Phyllis Watters
12. Class Hobbies-- Staff
13. Sports Phyllis Watters
14. Music Phyllis Watters
15. Dramatics Phyllis Watters
16. "Show 'Em No Mercy" Staff
17. Advice to Underclassmen Alexander Epstein
18. Movie Mirror Staff
19. Hall of Fame Staff
20. Class Audits Alexander Epstein
To Mies Laura M. Marland, Mr, J.
T, Hood, Jr. , and the Members of
the Faculty, we fondly dedicate
Let us pause before going
on our way to pay tribute to
one of our best and dearest
friends --Caroline M. Swain #
Her death in 1935 marked the
end of a glorious career and a
happy existence. She regard-
ed each of her pupils as a child
of her own, and treated him as
such. Never in all our success
or failure will we forget the
kindness and thought fulness of
Miss Swain — Educator, Counselor ,
Friend of all Youth.
Joseph Donovan — Chairman
Lillian Babineau — Chairman
At the threshold of life they stand tonight
Before this joyous throng.
They stand, the class of " Thirty-Six"
To sing their farewell song.
Their happy class song comes to you,
But in a minor key.
1 hear three voices soft and low
Singing their song to me.
One voice sings of the bygone days
When Wilmington was young,
Anf for its children paved the path,
Thus light though dark was flung.
The present sings the song of youth
Who face the world today,
Who, void of fear, with courage bold
Start on their happy way.
The future sings a simple prayer;
"God guide their steps aright"
And help them read with seeing eyes
His book of life and light."
BIOGRAPHIES OP THE CLASS OP 1936
Babineau, Lillian-- n Lil"
Hero's to a girl whom all of us know
A girl who will always be found on the go.
Glee club-4 Senior Play
Lil is the little spitfire who made such a hit as Essie in the
Senior Play. However, she is quite the opposite in real life, and
her quiet efficiency, good humor and willingness to help cause us
to believe she will go far in this world.
Baldwin, R uth Elizabeth-- "Ruthy"
Styles and clothes are for her kind,
■ But you will admit 3he has a good mind.
Class treasurcr-4, Glee club-4. cheer leader of football.
Ruthy is known in school as a "classy kid". She is particulr^l,
adopt at hairdrossing and intends to pursue that profession in ".i//-: ■ .
She attributes her lithe form to her former lessons in acrobatic
Balkus, Florence Anne-- "Shorty", "Balky"
She loves to laugh, she loves all fun,
■ ■ ■ Especially when school 1 3' begun.
Hockey-1, 2,3,4, -manager-4, basketball~&,3, 4, -captain of class
team-3, class' treasurer-3, class sccrotary-4, ring committcc-3,
glee club-1,2,4, secretary fo glee club-4, baseball-1,2,3,4, Senior
Play, football cheer leader-4, librarian-4, class motto comrnitto-4,
tumbling-1, 3, -Properties for* A. A. Play-3, Class book committe-4,
"Shorty" is one of the best liked of the class. Her sunny dis-
position and cheery greeting makes her welcome at any gathering.
Her record of achievements is one of the longest of the class,
Bertelson, Ida E»-- "Minnie Mouse"
Much mirth and no sadnoss
Much good and no badness.
Basketball-2, bascball-4, cheer leader for football-4, glee club
4, program committee-4.
Ida was new to our class in the Junior year, but already she has
been accepted as one of the best.
Bousfield, Florence — "Toots" ■
Quiet, pleasant, busy as a bee
A3 willing- a worker a3 one can sec.
Vice President-2, librarian-4, chairman of costume committc in
Florence is one of the girls in the class who doesn't say much.
Carpenter, Edna Mary
A charming girl with knowing eyes
That makes you think she's wondrous wise.
Baseball-1, 2, hockoy-2, glee club-4.
Edna is noted for her beautiful eyes and her red dresses. She
is one of the hardest workers in the class both inside school and
out* But don't let her meek exterior deceive you--shc's awake.
Smooth and quiet in her way
Yet she makes progress day "by day.
Helen is another one of the quiet, commercial students. She goes
about her work without any fuss and noise.
Casaletto, Dorothy-- "Dot"
There is a soft and pensive grace,
A cast of thought upon her face.
Baseball-1,2, hockey-1,2, tumbling-1, 2, costume committee.
She will succeed in this world. "Dot" has soft, wavy hair, a
soft voice and an efficient manner.
Alice is always full of pep,
In her words and in her step.
Hockey-1, 2,3,4, basketball-2, tumbling-1, 2, basoball-1,2,
costume committee in the Senior Play.
Alice was a star in playing hockey, and 3he had lots of time to
become a star, for she played four years.
Currier, Claire C.
She is not noi3y, loud and gay,
But enjoys life in a quiet way.
A very quiet, meek girl is Claire, not taking much part in
school activities. However, she tends to her studies.
Donovan, Joseph — "Joe"
We fotmd him a most delightful sort
A Y/ondorful pal and a peach of a sport.
Vice Prosident-4, A. A. play-3, Senior play, football C£.pt.-4,
basketball-4, ring committce-4, class book oditor-4, Vice Pros, boy's
Joe is tops among the Senior boy3 and one of the most popular
in the school. A fine athlete, a good worker and a noblo character.
We wish you success, Joe.
Drew, Leonard Charlo;j--"v op" , ,: X-cn"
Just as good natured as can be,
With a winning smile for all to sec.
Secretary of cla3s-3, stage managor-A. A. '34, ! 35, Senior-' 36
"Pop" i3 one of the best liked of the class because of his
ready smile and hearty laugh. His generosity is without end.
Duggan, Margaret-- "Mag", "Mickey"
Hot so big, not so small,
But for sinking baskets, she tops thorn a].].
Student councilor, 1,2, Kockey-1, 2,3,4, captain-4, basketball-?,
4, captain of senior team, President of Glee Club-4, Cle.33 Frcsidcn t
3,4, sport writer for "Hows"-4, Senior Play, ring committc-3, A. A.
Mag made a name for herself last winter by sinking more baskets
than any other girl on the team. She's good with a hockey stick to
Epstein, Alexander-- "Eppie", "Alec"'
At speaking, Aloe sure is great
That's why wo want him to debate.
Ticket committee for Senior Play-4.
"Eppie" is one of the best debaters in the class. Whenever
there is" a chance to argue on any subject, Eppie' s there 100$.
He argues the loudest and the longest and usually gets the last word
in. He ' 3 a great folio - just the same.
Evans, Elizabeth— "Betty"
Cherry lips and chocks of red
Still there is a lot unsaid.
Senior Play, yearbook staff, librarian-4.
"Betty" has a charmingly sweet voice that seems to soothe
everyone she talks with. She wants to take up public speaking. We
know she will succeed.
Farrell, Doris L. --"Dolly"
A smiling girl and full of pep
She'll get along all right, you bet.
Glee club-4, girls 1 ba3eball-4, Senior Play-4, Business
committe-4, dance committcc-4, Scniro flower committce-4.
One of the most popular girls in the clas-'i and a busy one.
Always on the run. She was a star in the Senior Play. Here's ui h-
ing you the bc3t of luck, Dolly.
Pish, Frederick J. --"Freddie", "Pappy"
A sunny boy who is always happy,
His name is Fish, but they call him "Pappy"
Baseball-2, A. A. Play-4, class vicc-presidcnt-3, usher,
"Freddie" 3eos life through roscy glasses. Nothing scorns to
dishearten him. May nothing ever cause him to lose that gift'.
Franz, Allan W.--"A1"
Hero's one boy who never takes a nap
' He's always weaving his thinking cap.
Boy's Glee Club-2,3,4, Football-4, Editorial staff of the year
book-4, Senior Play.
"Al" is noted for his hearty laugh, which may break out at any
time, and end as abruptly. In hi 3 first two years he was constant!;
on the honor roll .
Fuller, Willard C — "Will"
A boy with a steady, level head,
But, Lord, how quickly his face gets red.
Baseball-1, 2,3,4, football-4, Senior play.
During football season Will v/as known as "The Little Roo3tcr is ,
because they couldn f t keep him down. Wc hoioe he will be like that-
all his life.
Those blue eyes; that Titian hair,
• • ■ "Isa' 1 is a maiden very fair.
Hockey -1,2,3,4. Basketball -2,3,4. Baseball. Glee club -4.
Ticket committee for dance, advertising committee for Senior Play.
"Isa" is one of the hottest looking in the class. Her Titian
tresses shine out in any company and make her recognizable in the
Hale, Albert R.-- ;i Al"
Always smiling, ever gay
With the girls he has his way.
Basketball -4, program committee -4.
"Alby" is quiet and reserved, but ono of the gang. He never
puts himself forward, but he '3 there just the same.
Hale, Owen Wh-
ile's full of fun and mischief too,
He f s always up to something new.
Program committee -4.
Owen ranks among the quiet boys. He comes into school, does
work, and gets right out. Nevertheless, he's one of the gang ins
Hansen, Edward A. --"Eddie" , "Swede", "Butch"
We all know "Eddie" with his great big smil*
He's always there in the best of style.
Football -4. Basketball -4. Senior Play. Boys' Glee Club.
Athletic writer for "News". Year book staff.
"Eddie" Is the class comedian. He can sing like a bird, run
like a flash, joke until your sides get weak, and imitate almost
every famous person on the radio--but he can't study worth a darn.
Hardy, Josephine Elizabeth--" Jo" , "Lovey"
Blonde, neat, and petite,
We all agree she's very sweet.
Glee club -4. Costume committee for Senior Play.
"Jo" is quiet but she gets her men. She's one of the best pa-
trons of the dances.
Hennessy, William Joseph--"Bill" , "Rod"
A man of gentle voice,
Is a man of everyone's choice.
Chairman of property committee for Senior Play.
"Bill" is very quiet. He kept out of class affairs as much as
possible, but whenever he was called upon to help he did so wiliir
ly and efficiently.
McGoc, Carolyn--"C a rol"
H'cr6 -.is a girl whose pleasure is working,
She's always full of fun, but in studios
Glee club -4. School reporter for "News" -4. Assistant chair-
man for program committee. School librarian. Committees in Senior
and Junior year.
"Carol'' has shown herself an excellent reporter in her column
in the "Wilmington News". She has several interests outside of her
school work, among them learning to direct an orchestra.
McGranahan, Edward W.— "Ep", "Mac 11
We always know he had much wit
And he's never shy in using it.
Baseball -5,4. Football -4.
"Ep" is easily the most witty in the class. When he starts
to talk, bright sayings fall from his mouth like rain from the
McManus, Joseph--" Joe" , "Mac"
They say that he is very quiet,
But don't be surprised if he starts a riot.
Joe is a problem to those who try to explain him, because they
cannot decide whether he is shy or lazy when he answers questions
in an embarrassed, half -standing way. He is said to have the making?
of a good soda-jerker.
Mot calf, Paul.
Bashful and shy, when alone is he,
But when with the boys, he's as a boy should
Paul is the silent member of the class. He comes and goes, say-
ing little but thinking much, as is proven by the high quality of his
Minihan, John Roy— "Minnie"
A quieter boy is seldom found,
But the deepest rivers flow with the least of
s ound .
If silence is golden, Roy has a million. He is an ardent spo:.-- 1 -
f an, and can be f ound at every athletic event in which the school
has a part.
Mosack, William— "Willie"
Who broke no promise, served no private end,
Who gained no title and lost no friend.
Assistant stage manager for Senior Play, class book committee.
"Willie" is one of the thinkers of the class. He thinks a lo-.
but says little. He is well known for his proficiency in type clas.
Roy, Josephine--" Jo"
She may not ovor do her part
But what she does comes from her heart.
Class treasurer -1,2. Drawing -1. Year boo]- staff, librarian
"Jo" has an ambition to become a teacher, and she is fully
capable of it. She is one of the most intelligent members of the
class, and a good student besides. She is noted for her neatness
Sacco, Rose, J.
Mot so big, not so small
But in making noise she surpasses them all.
Glee club -4. Basketball -3,4.
Rose is one of the most loquacious of the class, but a cheer-
ful girl and a willing worker.
Scafidi, Alfred- -" Al " , "Scaf :< .
Happy-go-lucky, come what may
"Al" will go smiling on his way.
Football -3,4. Program committee, advertising committee for
Senior Play, Year book staff.
"Al" was new to our school in our Junior year. He got in
trouble from the first, and he has been in and out of it ever sin-'. .
He is a fine fellow and a hard worker.
Always calm, always serene
Of all her deed, not one was mean.
3askctball -3,4. Field hockey -4. Glee club -1,4. Motto coy •
mittce, committee for Senior Play. Class will.
"Phil" is perhaps the most intellectual member of our class.
She is the best French student in the school, barring none, perhaps
she will teach French as a career.
White, Daniel- -"Danny"
He studied hard for what he learned
And well deserves what he has earned.
Assembly play -1. Orchestra -4. Boys' Glee Club -4.
"Danny" is one of the hardest pluggcrs in the class and corns
every mark he gets. His proficiency at the trumpet is recognized
by those who know a good trumpeter.
Whitney, Waldo D. — "Whit" , "Wally"
Wally is thin, Wally is tall
In snooting baskets, he tops them all.
President of class -1,2. A. A. Play -3,4. Baseball -3. Basket-
"Wally" distinguished himself in basketball this winter, and i
dramatics for two successive years. He has hold many offices duri\
his years at school.
The Objectives of Education
Education is the training we get to help us prepare for a more
complete life. Our training "begins at home. Here we are taught
obedience, and learn to distinguish the right from the wrong. Our
training continues through school and college.
Education has five objectives, or aims, which prepare us for a
more complete life. The first one is health. We learn that one-
should- develop sound minds and bodies through physical education,
sports, and. the study of hygiene.
The second objective is the command of the fundamental pro-
cesses. We should develop the ability to think intelligently, and
to express those ideas clearly and accurately. These two factors
are essential to our future careers, and we must develop them both,
because one factor cannot stand alone. It must have the support of
The third objective of education is worthy home membership, o
must learn to appreciate the sacrifices made by our parent s to iaake
good homes and to give us an education. Our parents have done all
they could to make our homes happy, and tried to give us a good
education—an education that perhaps they never had. The least t/o
can do is to do our share in making our home life a happy one, aiA
make all we can out of the education given us by our parents.
The fourth objective is vocation. In school wo should select
the subjects that will prepare us for the work for which wc are
best fitted, 30 that we may do our part in making our country a
prosperous one. There are so many fields into which we may enter,
that it is at first a rather difficult task to make our choice.
But whatever our choice should be, we must try to get as much edu-
cational preparation as possible, because our industrial life is
very shrewd, and competition is keen.
Citizenship is perhaps the most important objective of all.
With the aid of the former objectives, we can become good citizens.
We live in a country ruled by the people-- a democracy. It is there-
fore necessary for us to have sufficient education to elect the
right people to represent us in Congress, The representatives must
also be educated, fitted, and trained to obtain the desired legis-
lation. We must be prepare to hold a public office. A citizen
has many obligations to fulfill. One of them is voting. Every
citizen has the privilege to vote. He should use this privilege
and vote, but he should cultivate an open mind, so that he can
draw his own conclusions, and not be influenced by the opinions of
party politicians. A good citizen should obey the laws of the
land, whether he approves them or not. If he honestly believes
some of them are wrong, he should do his part in having them ropoa" 1
If wg get the right kind of education it will undoubtcdly
hclp us cl velop high ideals, and many of us will strive to realize
them. We may have to start from the bottom and climb upward. Our
climb may be hard and stoop, but the higher we climb the broader
our view, and the nearer we arc to our hopes of success and happi-
And now the time approaches when the class of 1936 must bid the
Wilmington High School farewell. Wc must leave the school which
contains memories of ioy and sorrow, and must part with the teachers
who taught us wisely. The class is now on the hilltop of vision
of what lies ahead, and are to go forth to me^t the challenge of the
future, trusting that the life which follows school, will be gen-
erously worth while.
WHAT GRADUATION MEANS
Dedicated to the Junior Class
Parents, Friends, and Classmates:
I have the honor of representing the Senior Class in saluting'
you. We extend to you, our most cordial welcome and hope that you,
a s well as - ourselves, will be participants in this feeling of joy
and sorrow, which we experience tonight, I say joy because we feel
happy that we are taking our places in the world and sorrow because
we are leaving the one institution in which most of our happy days
There are several meanings of "graduation" ,' therefore, I shall
enumerate some of them: 1) Technically speaking, graduation may be
defined as the completion of the high school term; the mere ac-
ceptance of a diploma which certifies that you have accomplished
your assigned work, 2) To some, "graduation" may be defined as the
dividing line between the past and the future, 3) To others, the
word may instantly draw an imaginative picture of the future. This
picture may be that of achieving their goal in the business world,
or it may be that of furthering their education in order to widen
their range of knowledge so that they may become more competent,
4) Besides the future, it also reminds us of the past. The time
has come when we can look back and analyze our character. Did we
make worthy use of our leisure time? Did we use mental effort to
our full capacity? Did we accomplish everything we hoped to? Did
we make good preparation for our new life?
I believe when we have reached this stage in life, that we are
fully able to answer these questions, 5) The word "graduation"
could also be interpreted as, "resolution", that is, we resolve to
make our future lives successful, 6) We might compare graduation
with a lamp: the lamp of our new approaching life v/hose radiance
predominates the darkness of 'the past. 7) It may also be com-
pared with a magnet, that is, it is drawing our future nearer to
Volumes could be written on this subject but I believe I have
given you, the Junior class, enough examples to make you realize
how really important this event is.
Our motto is, "The higher we climb, the broader our view" and
"graduation" is the first step in preparation for the climb.
i t h lr^z^t^T^tir ££ th ^ e rsf r i ^ the r rtd to * a *
"tjserve the actual i™f>par.l «, I Z. Je look about us and
exists throughout the world we ^ FrS"* 1 * taken - )lace > a!ld »«
dreadful anticipation The ^ should do none than view with
should investigate tne causes of tL^H™* 1 hostilities; we
a means by which we rl !"! Clw strife, and if possible, find
destructive wlf ir^^T^T^S? ^'^ *» the ™° St
economic nleds^or'Lw^'t'r'a^'ld 110 ^j^ 1 "uaoa of war are
tion, and a desire for an outlot -^ ° """IS?* for "^plua produc-
we realize that these reasons con^Vff 3 ^ 1 ^ P°P ul ^i°n. IVhon
recent agressive policic^ or i 1' ^^ *?°' explanation for the
other solution to the problem £b™ ?£ fcaly v' v/c 3hould sock «»-
ed— war. problem than the one which they have offer-
territory irSderlf^ke^f' " iS no0C3a -y to redistribute
siblo by giving it needofnatur.lT' 1 -^ as ' ^"-sufficient as eos-
panding population--that the ™S „? osourcos and room for its ex-
Asido from the fact that i t v,™? , v ^ C W ° rld must bo redrawn.
feat because impelled by a fooSL ox^??^^- t0 a ° hioVC thls
yield a portion of its torriterv 1 n S?* P t° tl ? m ' n ° nation would
nit a foreign element within its bordr^ 1 ^° rlnG ? ountr y ° r P°r-
wo wore to redraw territorial LS '■ * ls ovldont that if
arc considered the most important nn£ ™'n ^ ln tCrm3 0f uhat
have to change them tomorrow oocau^on^ ° aour ° 03 » « c should
supplanted them in importance. commodities would have
realizo\hat i the t ^rLs^r S o 1 i^erri"° r3 i3 agaiG Cvid * nt "*"» ™
ownership of lands or mines In the^M?™" 3 in no char - c in
ample, the United State- d™ <- Philippine Islands for ex.
although we a a °o ° h r " control a single industry, and
products en the same term- -H^ <\ Sland3 > ^orica obtains her
ing to tho present day excu-e for ,^ C °t ° f p tilC WOrld ' Acco ^-
tificd in conquering Chile in nZLl I' th ° Unlt ° d Strtos ia J™-
instead of simply purchasing them!' Pr ° CUr ° 80H0 ° f hcr n " ra *°s
the aSflSSS°llS??2 E^SETS-*!! "^^m, thorn, but
ors to world trade. P lng 0i tncn v;it h the existing barri-
It would bo equally unroa-nnnMr «-„
possessions would aid in di-ne-W ^ suppose that colonial
count the theory that L,i3? g f 3ur P luo production. To dis-
necessary to olIclvftZTl^Tcn^Tr* ^V^ TOr " ia tat
and Wales is approximately twice that o* I?Sf ntl ,£ ln Bn « load
now complain of being ovor-crowrtod ™ xt sly. Ihc countries that
colonies and authorities on SE ?iv,? ""°" VCry a Parsoly settled
is the only exception to So ™i S° ' fc ? VC G " rocd that Ireland
alleviates the congestion* t \ "counpry^ 1 '" ^ ^"^m*
The world then need not go to war for natural, unavoidable
causes, "but because a few unscrupulous individuals seeking per-
sonal gain breed hate, suspicion, and fear in a world already
dominated by intense, selfish nationalism.
The armancnt race in which' the world powers arc now partici-
pating, the greatest in history, is a serious threat of war,
since this ha3 been the cumulation of every similar preparation.
To maintain peace the world must first establish an Inter-
national institution for the conciliation of disputes which will
be comprised of every nation and which will have the power to en-
force its decisions, Wo must abandon this intensive program of
a rming which has been stimulated by munition makers who, by In-
fluencing public opinion through false propaganda and even repre-
senting their interests at disarmament conferences have persuaded
the world to proparc for war in the name of peace. To remedy this
evil immediate steps should be taken to remove the profit clement
from programs of national defense.
Wo will contribute a great deal toward the solution of the
economic problems, which have been the screen for vicious motives
when we succeed in effecting a high degree of international
cooperation and the world trade.
Wo must lower the tariff that cripples the commerce of the
world, levied because each nation selfishly considers her own wel-
fare and is not interested in the prosperity of the world at largo
War is not inevitable, but not until we undermine the present
misconceptions concerning its causes, can we hope to bo free of
the horrible menace of war,
Waldo Whitney f 36
• ^ ■ ■ " - - * CLASS HISTORY
In September of the year 1S32, one of the smartest, brightest
looking classes, ever assembled, entered the portals cf the Ti'ilmir.g-
ton High School, the Glass of '36.
Although looked down upon by the upper classmen and confused oy
new methods and studies, the class, confident of its ability, went to
work immediately, approximately sixty-five students were put into
home rooms under the supervision of hiss Hathaway and Miss Stanton.
In November, the class took its first steps in organization.
Waldo Whitney was elected President; Florence Bousfield, Vice-Presi-
dent; Florence Balkus, Secretary and Josephine noy, Treasurer.
Margaret Duggan and Harry Drew were appointed to the Student Council.
which was first inaugurated that year under the direction cf Hr, Kooc,
As freshmen, the class took very little part in school activiti
with the exceptions of Field Hockey and G-lee Club. Several of the
girls were subs on the Field Hockey Tear.. A Boys' G-lee Club was foi
ed under the direction of Miss Cazneau. Fractice was held after
school, but the boys did not sing in any public affairs.
In scholastical efforts the freshmen ranked very high. Seve^_
of the students of the class attained highest honors for the year ai :
many were on the honor roll.
At the start of the Sophomore year the class was reduced by sev -
al members. Most of these moved away from town, but two dropped
school altogether. The same officers were reelected to office with
the exception of the Student Council mercers. These offices being
filled by Joseph Donovan and Margaret Duggan.
That year also marked a rise in school activities for the cias--.
Several of the boys were on the baseball team, among the::. Harry Drew,
who starred at catching. Quite a number of the girls were on the
Field Hockey team and made heroines of themselves by hanging up an ■-..
defeated record. The Boys' Glee Club sang two special pieces at
graduation and a third with the Girls ' Glee Club. "he class was rat*
high scholastically for the year.
It was during the Junior year that the Class started to show i~ ; -
real value. The year was a busy one for all members. Several dance
were held which were very successful. Some members of the class
launched out into the Sea of Dramatics, winning laurels in the .-.. ...
play of that year. The stars T *vere Joe Donovan and Tfaldo Whitney.
The first real important class meeting was held in October.
Margaret Duggan was elected President; Fred Fish, Vice-President;
Leonard Dreww, Secretary and Florence Balkus, Treasurer. The Stud ;
Council was discontinued.
In the fall Ur. Kambour started intra-mural basketba.ll. In
game a team of Juniors defeated the Seniors. Baseball season al
found several Juniors making the team, among them were Leonard 2:
Fred Fish, Wally Whitney, Joe hehanus, and Ed MacGranahar..
At graduation Junior Boys served as ushers. The G-irls 1 Glee C1--
The Senior year started off with a bang. At the first class
meeting Margaret Duggan was elected President* Joe Donovan, Vice-Pres-
ident; Florence Balkus, Secretary and Ruth Baldwin, Treasurer. Class
meetings started to become a daily affair. The A. A. play was the
first event in which Seniors took part. Senior members of the cast
were Waldo Whitney and Fred "Fish.
Football started sports for the year. It was the first time this
sport was really taken interest in since 1929. Although the squad,
under Mr. Grinnell, lost all its games, the boys had a good time play-
ing and learned many valuable lessons of good sportsmanship. Seniors
played an important part on the team. Captain Joe Donovan, Willard
Fuller, Ed MacG-ranahan , Ed Hansen and Allan Franz were all first
During the winter and early spring, the school out a basketball
team in the field. Several games were won, but most of them were
lost. Joe Donovan, Wally Whitney, Albert Hale, and Ed Hansen were
the Senior members of the Squad.
G-irls' sports in which Seniors participated were Field hockoy
and basketball. Both teams were extremely successful in winning gam ss.
Margaret Duggan, Phyllis Watters, and Florence Balkus played important
parts in these victories.
The Annual Senior Play with an all-Senior cast was highly success-
ful. Much credit was given both to Miss Marland, who coached the pla;'
and to the Seniors in the cast, for their fine work. Members of the
cast were Margaret Duggan, Dolly Farrell, Betty Evans, Mildred Van
Steensburg, Florence Balkus, Lillian Babineau, Joe Donovan, Willard
Fuller, Ed Hansen and Allan Franz.
Spring came with baseball holding the limelight. Although the
results thus far have not been so good, we have better results for tho
Graduation days are very near and the Seniors, members of the
class of '36; look forward to them with great eagerness, thinking of
the pleasant memories they will have of them in future years.
Thus endeth the history of one of the greatest epochs since the
world beg a n, the epoch which gave the world the illustrious class of
prcg?jgst:i CATIONS OF til, iLLu:>Tn:ous cuss OF..
Ladies and gentlemen , here is an invent ion,
The way it works, I'll e lightly mention*
It tells the future, truthfully, 1 hope.
I eall it ^onovan's futurescope.
I put in here a care of unite
The name of a senior who's hox"e tonight.
I turn the handle and move the gears
And the glass shows him in fifteen years.
1 turn the handle anc. look in the glass,
Here's the first member of our class
Lillian Babineau who was a worker
Is in a store window 3 a taffy jerker.
IText we go to another city
And find i*uth Baldwin, very pretty,
She has opener up a beauty place
To take the wrinkles from I ilady's face.
And here upon the burlesque stage.
Of critics and society all the rage,
Is Florence 3alkus, our wonder girl,
Dancing through a dizzy whirl.
another twist, and here we see
The girl who never got a "B. H
Ida Bertleson, the Talkative One,
Teaching school to the Deaf and Dumb.
But here is one who'll surprise you all
Mold your ch irs, and please don't fall
Florence Oousfield, studious and sweet
Is selling flowers on Tremont street.
To South America turn our nose
To see a girl whom everyone knows.
Her dancing feet are knocking them dead
It's ^dna Carpenter 9 the Lady in Red.
Helen Carroll is a nurse.
She changes patients from bad to worse.
If you're sick and want to dia,
Call for her— and say "good-bye."
Up upon a mountain high
Sinking hor heart out to the sky
Is Dot Casaletto, a mountaineer,
Y ode ling a song for all to hear.
Alice Chisholm is in the jungle-
Par away from the city's rumble,
Raising lions for the zoo
To please your children and frighten you,
At the air port in a plane we find'
Clair Carrier, who was always kink,
Getting set to fly up hl^;h
And break all records of the sky.
On an ice truck we find Pop Drew
With his smiling face and eyes of blue »
Vamping the girls along the road
While the sun makes water of his load*
Margaret Duggan in a cottage small
Is keeping house for a man named Paul,
From Leonard Drew she gets her ice
But she thinks her hubby's very nice.
Back to America we turn our heads
And see Alex Epstein, of the Radical Reds,
Making a speech upon a box
,v « f hilc dodging patriotic rocks.
Our wandering eye turns around
In the courthouse our next one's found.
It's B etty Evans, with that pleasant voice
She's States Attorney, the people's choice.
Our magic eye turns to Farrell's home
To see poor Dolly left alone,
She' flirted with every mother's son
But, Alas! She's never married one.
Well, here we see our friend Fred Fi s h
Serving a very tasty dish.
In Boston he's a crooning waiter
But experience has made him a woman hater .
Wo turn the handle 'roun' and 'roun',
It brings us back to our homo town.
Here's Al Franz, a butcher now
Cutting up a farmer's cow.
To the side show- at a fair
We cast our eyes, and see who's there.
The tattooed man we recognize
As "'illard Fuller, colored to the eyes.
Isa Gillis, our girl red-head
Is in a hospital, sick-a-bod.
She rode a bicycle down the street
But the wheels got caught around her feet
On the ocean at the rail
Of a big steamship is Albert Hale.
He thought he'd like to go to sea
But now he's thinking, "Not for me."
Owen Hale had better luck
He's riding in a fuel oil truck
He aimed to be a driver of one
But he hit a tree, so now he's done
That cowgirl on a Western plain
Is Josephine Hardy, crying with pain.
For fourteen years she's been in the saddle
But still it feels like Ma's wooden paddle.
What is this that makes us laugh
As if to break ourselves in half?
It's Eddie Hansen on the stage
The greatest comedian of the age.
Bill Hennesey, with hair of red
Is putting his children into bed.
He always kept away from women;
But he didn't take her, she took him.
Louie Kleynen lives in Venice,
Far away from the gangster's menace.
They threw him out of our home-town
For singing "The Music Goes '"^oun' and ! Roun ! "
Charlie Laws on has a farm up back,
A little house and a chicken shack.
He's lugging water to a pig
Who'll be pork chops when he gets big.
Why! look who's appearing at the Met.
Carolyn McGee, the Nation's pet.
Her swing band took the land by storm,
And she plays at every college prom.
Joe Mc Manus owns an inn
And sells there beer and wine and gin.
At mixing drinks they say he's best
Of any this side of the Middle West.
Ep Mc Granahan is a s ailor
Aboard a dirty, Swedish Whaler;
^hen he lands he smells of fish,
but he still thinks stew is a tasty dish.
In a garage, all covered with dirt
We see Paul Metcalf with his finger hurt.
He hit it with a piece of steel
'While taking a tire off a wheel.
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At an auction now we see
Roy Minihan selling the jewelry
Of a Genius who went mad
Trying to teach his son to add.
On a bridle path is Edith Ross
Riding on a huge "brown horse
She married millions, so they say,
So she could sleep all through the day.
One the island of Tahiti
Is Josephine Roy grown quite meaty,
She came down here to try to write
But the night clubs draw her every night.
Happily married is Rosie Sacco
She wed a man who sells tobacco,
And if thero's a secret that everyone knows
Blame the whole thing upon our Rose.
On a corner near the Bank of Morgan
Is Al Scafidi with an organ,
And a monkey all dressed up.
Both catching pennies in a cup.
Milly Van Steensburg finally wed
A large fat man with a shiny bald head.
From her work she's hurrying home,
For he's afraid to be left alone.
No?/ we turn to a church in France
And see Phyl Watters, full of romance
Getting married for the seventh time
To a Russian prince with a diamond mine.
Danny White is away down south.
On a ship in a river mouth.
He's dredging oysters from the sea
To make a chowder for you and me*
Out upon a tennis court
We see a man who never was short.
It's Wally Whitney, his forehead damp
From trying to be a tennis champ.
I guess that T s all there is to see,
Unless you want to know about me.
With this invention I'll make a Billion
Perhaps I'll give away a million
And sometime before I die
I'll try to discover the reason why
The one who gets all "A's" in school
Grows up to be a doggon fool.
To Whomever It May Concern:
We, the Senior Class of Wilmington High School, the County of
Middlesex in this great Commonwealth of Massachusetts, knowing that
we are about to leave this institution of learning, which wc have ■
come to love, and being sound of mind and memory, do make, publish,
and declare this our last Will and Testament,
We bequeath and devise as follows:
First: The. class gift costumes usod in the Senior Play.
Second: To Miss Mar land: a reading glass, whereby 3hc will be
able to discover not only errors in English, but also
misplaced commas, periods, quotation marks, and apostrophes
Third: To the Juniors we leave our chairs in 201, realizing their
inability to fill them, physically or mentally. Also wc
leave the modernistic art gallery around the walls of the
Fourth and lastly, we make the following bequests:
Babineau: A note-book to help her keep account of her many duties.
Balkus: A dictionary to prevent her pulling boners.
Baldwin: Set of hair wavers and wave set to set her up in businos
Bertclson: A baton to carry out her ambition. Lon ■ may she wave.
Bousfield: A book on Child Psychology, to help her train youth of
Carpenter: An eyebrow pencil* in order that she may always shape her
Casalctto: A book on "How to Keep Well", to prevent any future mal-
Chisholm: A bag of marbles to keep her out of mischief after schr '
Currier: A stick of chewing gum to prevent air- sickness*
Donovan: A policeman's club and a water pistol to protect him fro*-
his classmates after the Year Book is published.
Drew: A striped necktie a3 a relief from his usual spotted one.'..
Duggan: A flag- -so she may always be true to her Flagg.
Epsticn: A Fairy-Soap Box. Two by three inches for oration pur-
One vote to the House of Congress to insure the cloc-
tion of r /ilmington.
These cough drops to prevent her voice from fading
An alarm clock to wake him up, a train schedule to
keep him up on train arrivals,
A motor-cycle, it f s easier than riding a bicycle all
the way to Billorica.
A jar of freckle remover, a jar in time saves nine.
An eyelash curler, so he can keep up the good work,
A fleet of trucks j so he can start- inlbusjnods . no*-/.
Clorox to take the red stain off his face.
A cushion, to use after she has tried being a jockey.
Starch to stiffen his back-bone.
For her column- -some hot news for which she has look-
ed all year.
A coupon to a Diesel engineering school. . • ■
A knife and bag to use after he graduates from Harvapd
This book of jokes, maybe he can find some now ones.
L. Kleynen:) twin beds, they can use thorn!
J, McManus : )
Mosack: This medal for typing efficiency.
Sacco: A muzzle to keep her from yipping.
Ross: These flowers typical of her (shy Violets)
Roy: Sovcnir of her school days--a well filled note-book,
Scafidi: A toy, to use during his idle moments.
Van Steensburg: A pair of running pants, so she may take up track
e: A trumpet, his for bettor tooting,
Hhitney: A tonnis racket--perhaps he'll be an amateur champion
some day — if he uses it.
Hansen: A megaphone so we can hear his crooning voice.
. Lawson: A G-Man badge so he can wipe out the crooks and gangsters
of which he talks .
Lastly, we here by appoint Mr. Hood the solo executor of this
our last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills made
by ua f
In witness whereof we here unto subscribe bur names, this
sixteenth day of June, in the year of our Lord, ono thousand nine
hundred and thirty-six.
Laura N. Mar land
Charles Laws on
HOBBIES AND AMBITIONS OF THE CLASS OF 1936
Balkus , Florence
Bous field, Florence
Evans , Elizabeth
Hale , Albert
Hale , Owen
McManus , Joseph
Van Steensburg, Mildred
Fixing Model T's
Drive a big truck
Ride a Motorcycle
Doctor or Surgeon
Radio Repair Man
Amo ng the Emp 1 o y e 3
f"'"!"T '.' LMn *nv
The ^irls were binder the supervision of lass Hdna Cob^fnaintll
January 1954 ♦ Her - ...Ition was then filled by uiss ""arrjaret Bradley
who has carried on Hiss Coburn's excellent work.
The Crirls f Field Hockey Tean has had only one point scored a-
rainst then in their four years' of play with teaas frora Concord,
Somerville, .Manchester, Stonohan, and Reading, Seniors who played
on the tea:! were: Har;;aret Durban, Captain of f 36 tca v i, Florence
Callais, Alice Chisholm, Isabel Gillis, and Phyj.lis -Tatters.
The girls havo not played basket ball as ryuch as field hockey,
due to lack of a c ">ood gyrnnasiun. U P to the Senior year only sanies
with local schools and inter-class games were played. During the
1936 season, in spite of their lack of experience, trey won five of
the eight n;a:;ies played against such teams as Johnson, .Jillcrica,
Tcwksbury, and "Vestford. In the class ganos with Heading and in the
inter-class paries, the class of 3.936 was victorious •
Girls who played basket ball were: Har^aret .Ou^-an, Captain of
the Senior Clas3 Teaiii, Florence BaDois, Isabel Cillis, and Phyllis
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PEG- 0' MY HEART
On November 8th, 1935 the play "Peg 0' My Heart" was presented
"by the Athletic Association. Miss Edna Thornton was the coach, and
her work was commendable.
The cast was as follows*
Peg Phyllis Robinson
Jerry Frank PI impton
Ethel Chichester June Butters
Alaric Chichester Frederick Fish
Mrs. Chichester Dorothy Todd
Christian Brent Waldo Whitney
The lawyer (Hawkes) • George Plimpton
The maid Marion Whitney
The butler — « ■ — 'Jack Barrows
Also a remarkably well-behaved dog.
This is a familiar and well-loved play telling of the diffi-
culties met by the little Irish girl, Peg, when she comes to live
with her aristocratic English aunt (not "ant") and her family.
Peg, instead, of being changed into a social automaton like her
relatives, changes them to her way of living. Through her, Ethel,
her cousin is prevented from disgracing herself by running off with
Christian Brent, a married man, and in the end Jerry and Peg real-
ize their love for each other.
After the play, there was dancing to the music of Charles
Fish ! s Orchestra.
AUNT ABBY ANSWERS AN AD
"Aunt Abby Answers An Ad" was presented by the Senior Class
April 24, 1936, under the efficient direction of Miss Mar land.
The play was very successful financially and all of the partici-
pants were complimented for their splendid acting.
Members of the cast were :
Aunt Abby Margaret Duggan
Anna Ainsley Betty Evans
Lillian Lorraine Dolly Farrell
Lucindy Lovejoy Milly Van Steensbur^
Essie Ebbersole Lillian Babineau
Mrs. Purviance Florence Balkus
Horace Harter Eddie Hansen
Horace Harkwell Willard Fuller
Bobby Barrington Joseph Donovan
Billy Barberton Allen Franz
The play was a hilarious comedy, mistaken identity causing the
audience much amusement but the characters much bewilderment. Aunt
Abby i3 a crochoty, old-maid who runs a tourist camp. Her niece
visits her and brings her friend Lillian, both of whom are scheming
to communicate with Bobby and Billy, but their man-hating hostess
makes it difficult. Through Essie Ebbersole, giggly love-sick
village girl, Aunt Abby gets a cheap magazine containing an adver-
tisement from an elderly man. Aunt Abby secretly determines to
answer the advertisement to show her tomentors what she can do, but
complications set in when her young guests and their friends dis-
cover her secret. The boys get rid of her answer to the advertisc-
mentr-effectively they believe--and proceed to don beards and woo
Aunt Abby, whom they have never before seen. ■ In taking turns at
the disagreeable task, Bobby mistakes Lucindy, the maid for Aunt
Abby in a rather rough breathless scene. In the meantime, Aunt Abb
taking no chances at losing her man, las written another answer to
the advertisement. Horace Harkwell appears on the scene. The com-
plications are unravelled and a disgusted Harkwell returns to St
berry Center after his fruitless quest' for a wife, leaving Aunt
Abby to her rustic swain Horace Harter, the young people delight'
over the change in their aunt, and Essie Ebbersole full of goss:".;)
for the neighbors.
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Currier, C #
Evans , E •
Laws on, C.
McManus , J.
Show Ihem No Mercy!
Famous For Ought To Be
of the tongue
Possessing genuine Less mischievous
"You heel.' n
Sleeping in class
Model for collar
Kept in nights
A P.W.A. worker
Being an engineer Scientist
Lady ' s
in a tele-
girls ! ban^
Show Them No Mercy.' (Cont'd)
4-H Club work
Van Steensburg, M "I feel so
Watterp, P. French
White, D. Dancing
A dago dancer
Member of the
League of Nations
ADVICE TO ONDERCLASSMEH
We the class of 1976 the biggest, most intelligent,
most industrious and most generous ever to invade the sacred pre-
cints of Viimington High School, feel it our duty to pr»ss down to
the underclassmen the knowledge acquired through years of diligent
s t udy . ( and e xp e r i en c e )
V/e also offer our deepest consolation to the underclassmen
for the torture they yet must receive.
1. V'e advise no class to try to duplicate our brilliant
scholastic and athletic records because it will be a waste
of time. We will however, allow our records to stand as
models for future generations.
2. How to get good marks.
A. Laugh loudest at teacher's jokes
B. Bring teacher an apple (or something)
C. Remember, the teacher is always right, (almost always)
3. Alibi's for no homework.
A. I forgot, (very weak)
B. I left it home, (will work at intervals)
C. I did not do it. (best loved by teachers)
4. Never copy exactly what you sec on your friends paper.
Experience shows that alterations are necessary for ob-
5. Pay your dues before June 15 or you will be nuts trying to
catch up on your liabilities, (applies to Juniors)
6. We advise the students to start a. campaign for bigger and
7. V'e believe in the discontinuation of "MacBeth" and -Ham."
and substitute "Thrilling Detective" and "Judge".
6. Remain at homo evenings and keep no late hours.
. Abstain from all rich foods that may impair your health
and thus weaken your brain, (if you have one)
1 . Always carve on desks as this improves your penmanship.
11. Have no respect for school property (especially books, th-:; :
last too long anyway.)
1&. Use plenty of paper. Bring a generous amount home every
night, it's free.
.r. Finally, the students should strike for shorter hours, .<■.
homework, and s bettor five cent cigar.
follow these lucky 17 advisory rules and the school
live will be more wholesome snd happier, (if you don f t get
throi.n out on your c: r) .
'Chioi Adviser fcj Ruey Long, Shakespeare,
Clar't Gable and the Class of '36)
BaliV ;:•">, ?c\t:\~
Puller ', Millard
Gillis, Farrell, Bertleson
Drew, Gillis, Henessey
Glee Club Concert
Class Book Committee
Football Ter.m •
Certain Juniors, and Sophomores,
and- of course some Seniors
Dressc.l to Th\ .•:.-
The Shy Parade
The Seeing Eye
liore Comes Trouble
Don f t Bet on Blondes
The Littlest Rebel
The Gay Deception
Your Uncle Dudley
So Red the Rose
Big Brown Eyes
T he Singing Kid
The Girl Friend
I Dream too ituch
The Amateur Gentleman
I Live Ily Life
The Country Doctor
The Prefect Gentleman
Redheads on Parade
A Night at the Opera
Ilusic is Magic
Show Them Ho Hercy
Mass f Em Up
HALL OF FAME
C.as alette, Dorothy
Dug fan, Margaret
Far r ell, Doris
Sac co, Rose
Van S teen's burg
Most likely to succeed
Most retiring girl
Host popular girl
Cutest red head
The neatest girl
Best looking brunnette
I : ish, Frederick
Fuller , Willard
Mo sack, William
Most popular boy
Best natured boy
Most retiring boy
Mos'" efficient boy
. EXEEHSES .
^oh.3^ (oure cla3s book staff ot spring # 503>c7
mmnuom ullf nA f0 ? hush ™™rt i 3 7 6 ~
. H0SPI ^F fssr«&2 &a and ass
al^-fisriSKr to and from .■*-« **»&
^^S (to teachers) 13131.63
ATHLETIC SUPPORT (expensive but we can afford 123 ' 4 ' 56
COMERCIAL DEPARTMENT (for printing class °° 00M
CLASS^PHOTOGaApHsR - (we broke four ^^ ^.^
TOTAL ..... "" ~~ " ~" § 07 l Z& .
SENIOR PLAY ft «..«
DUES * ^' 65 ,
TOTAL 00000^ 00 4
INCOME . 527102. 15*
NET LOSS . 12.4 2-?
P ' S ' fp^a^or^^^ ^ ®10,000 of tnis
(Budget Balancer, School
Statician, »G" Man)